Training

How to swim faster: 15 ways to hone your front crawl technique

Hit a plateau with your swim? Want to find those marginal gains and progress in the water? Look no further for the ultimate guide to swimming faster!
25 September 2018 at 11:10

What's the difference between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids?

Both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and steroids are used to treat, and reduce, inflammation, however they work in totally different ways and are used to treat very different conditions says physiotherapist Alex Howarth.
24 September 2018 at 14:24

Hypoxic swim sessions: what are they and should you do them?

Heard a lot about hypoxic swim sessions, both good and bad, and wondering whether they are worth including in your training? BTF level 3 coach Matt Sanderson from Triathlon Coaching UK explains all
24 September 2018 at 12:10

What muscles do you use in triathlon?

Wondering what muscles you use in triathlon and whether you have to strengthen some more than others? Nik Cook explains
17 September 2018 at 14:46

What’s the difference between fartlek and interval training?

Confused between fartlek and interval training, and wondering how they differ? Scott Finlay, coach to the Hartree Jets, explains the differences between the two training methods
17 September 2018 at 13:51

Cartilage injuries: how to treat and prevent them

Participating in endurance sports can be hard and intense as these sports can take their toll on your joints and cartilage, says physiotherapist Georgios Grigoriou from Capital Physio. Here he explains how to treat cartilage injuries, and prevent them from occurring
17 September 2018 at 09:47

How much should you reach in front crawl?

Wondering if you should stretch forward more in your front crawl stroke, so you can reach for more water? John Wood explains why this could actually make you lose momentum.
14 September 2018 at 09:44

Strain versus sprain: what's the difference?

Confused about the differences between a strain and a sprain? Physiotherapist Larissa Christian explain how the two different, yet similar-sounding, injuries differ and how to treat and prevent them
12 September 2018 at 14:41

Training between triathlons: free 8-week plan

Just how do you balance key training sessions, races, and adequate recovery time? Dermott Hayes has the training plan you need
11 September 2018 at 09:39

What is a trapped nerve?

Physiotherapist Denis Murphy explains what is meant by a trapped nerve, why triathletes are particularly vulnerable to developing them and how you can treat them.
06 September 2018 at 10:43

The next Ironman superstars

From Alistair Brownlee to Javier Gomez and Sarah True, we pick five of the rising superstars set to shake up the world of Ironman
04 September 2018 at 11:46

What specific strength training should female athletes do?

Should women do the same strength training as men, or do they need more specific exercises? Matt Sanderson of Triathlon Coaching UK explains more
23 August 2018 at 13:01

How to taper for Ironman

Wondering what activities/fuelling you should do during your taper week, before an Ironman triathlon? We asked top Ironman pro Tim Don for his advice
23 August 2018 at 09:49

How much aerobic swimming should you include in your training programme?

220 swim coach John Wood explains how much aerobic swim training you should include in your training
14 August 2018 at 09:09

Hilly Ironmans: how should you pace the run?

Got a hilly Ironman coming up, and wondering how to cope with hills on the run leg and how you should pace it? Scott Findlay, triathlon coach for the Hartree Jets, has this advice.
13 August 2018 at 11:40

How do you tell the difference between a soft tissue injury and a stress fracture?

So how do you tell whether your injury is ‘just’ soft tissue or a more serious stress fracture? Physiotherapist Bryony Short, from Capital Physio, explains how to evaluate the symptoms
13 August 2018 at 10:54

How to cycle in a headwind

Nik Cook explains how to cycle into a headwind and what you should be doing with your head/body position?
10 August 2018 at 15:08

70.3 bike tips and sessions from David McNamee

Ironman pro and Kona top 3 podium finisher David McNamee shares his top tips for smashing the middle-distance bike leg
03 August 2018 at 14:16

70.3 run advice and sessions from Will Clarke

Ironman pro Will Clarke shares his top tips and sessions for conquering the middle-distance run leg
01 August 2018 at 10:51

70.3 swim advice and sessions from Lucy Charles

2017 Ironman world champion runner up and former top open water swimmer Lucy Charles passes on her top tips and swim sessions for mastering the middle-distance swim
30 July 2018 at 12:19